John Holdren

Politics
A new report describes the public health risks of climate change in sobering detail.
Environment
IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Coal mine boss Don Blankenship indicted for mine explosion that killed 29; Why those
Environment
You've read the headlines. Whether it's the exponential melt of glaciers, declining crop yields, loss of biodiversity, super-storms powered by warming oceans, or the increasing vulnerability of drinking water supplies to contamination, we are living well beyond our means.
Politics
The outreach to meteorologists now could help depoliticize the issue. For many people, the TV weatherperson is the only scientist
Politics
The initiative may raise the pressure to act in places that have so far been reluctant, said presidential science and technology
Business
Despite the fact that Will has the combined credibility of Barry Bonds and BP Oil on environmental and sustainability affairs, there are reasons for empathizing with him at times. In fact, one reason plopped in my inbox this morning!
Environment
There is reason to be optimistic, but the competition is great and growing rapidly. At stake is our stature as a superpower
Politics
Meanwhile, scientists continued to report political interference with their work. The new memo is typically ambiguous on
Education
The Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) recently issued a report which looks at the underlying causes of our current crisis and makes recommendations on how to fix it.
Politics
Holdren, however, also tried to argue that the directives weren't really a big deal. "There should not be any doubt that
Politics
Obama's proposed budget for space exploration describes an approach that is both reckless and naïve. It would completely abandon the manned space flight program known as Constellation.
Environment
The requirement for the U.S. Congress to sign off on any document produced at Copenhagen for it to legally bind us to those agreements, is another reason why I'm hopeful.
Politics
Driving today's fearful discussion about czars this morning is a Politico article that 's a fine example of what it does best: provide a distillation of political scuttlebutt and press releases into a story.
Politics
All of this, however, has been lost on Holdren's conservative critics, many of whom continue to selectively quote his work
Politics
Dr. Peter Gleick rolls up his sleeves in his latest post about science, fact and rationality.
Environment
There is no reason to think that this bill is going to be Obama's only legacy on energy. Already there's been the stimulus bill, the new mileage standards and the big climate impacts report.
Environment
If he were a bear, John Holdren would be reaching into a bee's nest. The president's science advisor seems undeterred about stirring up an angry environmental buzz.
Politics
The nominations of two of President Obama's top science advisers have stalled in the Senate, according to several sources
Politics
The nominations of two of President Obama's top science advisers have stalled in the Senate, according to several sources